March 2024 Important Days

Every month has significant days and occasions, some of which are commemorated with a specific theme. Certain events commemorate previous sacrifices while also raising awareness. Here is a quick overview of significant occasions that can help you prepare for impending competitive exams and improve your general knowledge. A list of significant days and dates of March 2024 is provided below.

March Important Days

Date Name of Important DaysDaysOccasion
01-MarZero Discrimination DayFridayCelebration
01-MarWorld Civil Defence DayFridayAwareness
01-MarSelf Injury Awareness Day (SIAD)FridayAwareness
02-MarEmployee Appreciation DaySaturdayCelebration
03-MarWorld Wildlife DaySundayCelebration
03-MarWorld Hearing DaySundayCampaign
04-MarNational Safety DayMondayAwareness
08-MarInternational Women’s DayFridayHoliday
08-MarMaha ShivratriFridayHoliday
08-MarRamakrishna JayantiFridayCelebration
09-MarNo Smoking DaySaturdayCampaign
10-MarCISF Raising DaySundayCelebration
12-MarMauritius DayTuesdayCelebration
14-MarPi DayThursdayCelebration
14-MarWorld Kidney DayThursdayAwareness
15-MarWorld Sleep DayFridayCelebration
15-MarWorld Consumer Rights DayFridayAwareness
16-MarNational Vaccination DaySaturdayAnnual Event
18-MarOrdnance Factory DayMondayCelebration
20-MarInternational Day of HappinessWednesdayCelebration
20-MarWorld Oral Health DayWednesdayCelebration
21-MarWorld Forestry DayThursdayCelebration
21-MarWorld Down SyndromeThursdayCelebration
21-MarWorld Poetry DayThursdayCelebration
22-MarWorld Water DayFridayCelebration
23-MarWorld Meteorological DaySaturdayCelebration
24-MarWorld Tuberculosis (TB) DaySundayAwareness
24-MarHolika DahanSundayHindu Festival
25-MarInternational Day of the Unborn ChildMondayFeast Day
27-MarWorld Theater DayWednesdayCelebration
29-MarGood FridayFridayHoliday

List of Important Days in March 2024

Here is a list of some of the important days and their significance:

International Women’s Day (8 March)

Every year on March 8, the world observes International Women’s Day (IWD), which serves as a centre for the women’s rights movement. Issues including reproductive rights, gender equality, and violence and abuse against women are highlighted on International Women’s Day. Initiated by labour organisations in North America and Europe in the early 1900s, IWD was driven by the desire for universal female voice.

Mahashivratri ( 8 March)

Shivratri will be celebrated on March 8 this year (2024). Every year in the month of February or March, Hindus celebrate Maha Shivaratri, a festival dedicated to the god Shiva. The event is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the dark half of the lunar month of Phalguna, as per the Hindu calendar.

Ramakrishna Jayanti ( 12 March)

Ramakrishna was a well-known saint in 19th century India. In the Hooghly region of West Bengal, India he was born into an extremely poor but very pious Brahmin family. In honour of the goddess Kali, he was made a priest at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple. His well-known name among his followers is Ramakrishna Paramahansa. His original name was Gadadhar Chattopadhyay. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, Shri Ramakrishna was born on Dwitiya, Phalguna, Shukla Paksha, and Vikram Samvat in 1892.

World Kidney Day (14 March)

World Kidney Day is an international health awareness campaign that emphasises the value of kidneys and works to lower the incidence, severity, and global burden of kidney disease and related health issues. Whole world celebrates World Kidney Day annually on the second Thursday of March. This year it will be celebrated on March 14.

World Consumer Rights Day ( 15 March)

World Consumer Rights Day has been observed on March 15th since 1983. Every year, we have the chance to raise awareness of the basic rights that every consumer has, as well as the need to safeguard and attend to their requirements. Consumer International, the global federation of consumer organisations, is responsible for organising World Consumer Rights Day. The yearly subject of World Consumer Rights Day is also announced by Consumer International.

National Vaccination Day ( 16 March)

To recognise and honour the dedication of frontline healthcare providers who work tirelessly to ensure that every kid receives a vaccine, the Government of India honours March 16 as National Vaccine Day. India has achieved significant improvements in regular immunisation coverage by enhancing vaccination efforts.

Holika Dahan ( 24 March)

On the occasion of Holika Dahan also called Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahanam in Sanskrit, a bonfire is set to commemorate the burning of the demon Holika. Holika Dahan ceremony represents the victory of good over evil. It comes before Holi, the celebration of colours that marks the arrival of spring. This year 2024 it will be celebrated on 24 March.

Holi ( 25 March)

Holi is a widely observed Hindu festival that is known as the Festival of Colours, Love, and Spring. Holi festival honours the gods Radha and Krishna’s unending and holy love. The day also honours Vishnu as Narasimha’s victory over Hiranyakashipu, signifying the victory of good over evil. This year 2024 it will be celebrated on 25 March.

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